Speaking of the parable of the Prodigal Son James Kosta was the prodigal son of the new generation. As an IT Consultant who earned $1,500 dollars every month at the age of 13. With an 18-year-old girlfriend, pockets full of cash, and friends aplenty he began skipping school and staying out late into the night. Then his parents issued him with an ultimatum: If he wanted to live under their roof he had to give it all up and focus on school. Kosta reacted by legally emancipating himself from the custody of his parents.